In what ways could Chris McCandless be considered rebellious in Into the Wild?

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Chris McCandless is rebellious because he made choices that went against both his family's wishes and the path of mainstream society.

Chris was aware that his family did not like the choices he was making when he went off the grid. His out-of-the-ordinary personality and lifestyle may have led to his estrangement from his family early in his life before he ever took off to explore the world. It didn't help that he found them hypocritical and thought that they were dedicated to maintaining a lifestyle that looked perfect even if that masked the truth about his parents. When he became aware of his father's previous wife and the truth of how his father and mother became a couple, he rejected their worldview and lost much of his respect for them.

The McCandless family was a family with a very mainstream lifestyle. They wanted their children to work hard in school, attend college, find a job, and live a standard American life. This didn't fit in with what Chris wanted out of life. By...

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